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Required Reading: Cocktails by Amy Sacco

Not so much a recipe book (though there are several drinks listed) as it is a look inside the glamor of the New York Cocktail scene as told through the memoirs of Amy Sacco.

This book is a beautiful addition to your cocktail library.  Several drinks are listed throughout the book but it is just a part of the whole which is a glimpse into the life of the modern bon vivant.  The pages are full of photos for celebrities and beautiful people as well as famous quotes from legendary imbibers.

This book is more at home on the coffee table rather than behind the bar.

Amy Sacco is the queen of cocktails–bar none. –New York Post

 

A little more from Amazon:

Product Description

There s so much more to serving a cocktail than shaken, not stirred. Glamorous and exuberant, more than any other drink, the cocktail has a place in our social culture that stylishly evolves as the years go by. From classic scenes in old-Hollywood films like The Thin Man to Carrie Bradshaw s cosmopolitans, the cocktail has become a character to be interpreted and reinterpreted.

About the Author

In a lusciously illustrated volume, Amy Sacco, the ultimate cocktail cognoscente, restores the spirit of this very sexy drink, sharing favorite recipes from her exclusive nightclubs including Lot 61 and Bungalow 8.

The restaurant and bar owner credited with converting New York City s New York City into the go-to party destination also reminisces on the most important cocktail moments of the past decade, and offers tips on how to serve them with flair. Assouline, the educator on style, punctuates the book with the latest in bar and stemware the perfect holiday gift.

Available at Amazon and other fine book sellers

Xan Garcia

Xan Garcia

Founder and senior editor of VODA. Cocktailian, Journalist, Traveler, and the next Robin Leach.

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